Canada Elections Act

Version of section 407 from 2004-01-01 to 2014-12-18:


Marginal note:Election expenses

  •  (1) An election expense includes any cost incurred, or non-monetary contribution received, by a registered party or a candidate, to the extent that the property or service for which the cost was incurred, or the non-monetary contribution received, is used to directly promote or oppose a registered party, its leader or a candidate during an election period.

  • Marginal note:Exclusions — certain fund-raising and nominations

    (2) Expenses for a fund-raising activity and expenses to directly promote the nomination of a person as a candidate or as leader of a registered party, other than expenses referred to in paragraph (3)(a) that are related to such fund-raising and promotional activities, are not election expenses under subsection (1).

  • Marginal note:Inclusions

    (3) An election expense referred to in subsection (1) includes a cost incurred for, or a non-monetary contribution in relation to,

    • (a) the production of advertising or promotional material and its distribution, broadcast or publication in any media or by any other means;

    • (b) the payment of remuneration and expenses to or on behalf of a person for their services as an official agent, registered agent or in any other capacity;

    • (c) securing a meeting space or the supply of light refreshments at meetings;

    • (d) any product or service provided by a government, a Crown corporation or any other public agency; and

    • (e) the conduct of election surveys or other surveys or research during an election period.

  • Definition of cost incurred

    (4) In subsection (1), cost incurred means an expense that is incurred by a registered party or a candidate, whether it is paid or unpaid.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 407;
  • 2003, c. 19, s. 26.
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